ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — In Arkansas, there were 5,039 first-time filers for unemployment benefits for the week ending October 3, according to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) weekly report.
This is a almost a decrease of 1,100 first-time filers compared to last week.
PUA Claims: There were 3,602 claims for the week ending October 3, a 1,068 decrease from the previous week.
PUAC Claims: 21,390 claims were filed for the week ending September 19, only a slight drop of 579 from September 12, according to the DOL.
Initial claims nationally were 840,000 for the week ending October, 3.
The DOL said, “the report shows a stronger job market with more than 4 million individuals coming off Unemployment Insurance from August 29 to September 19.”
Johns Hopkins University data shows 36,238,849 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, and more than 1 million globals deaths as of Thursday, October 8. In the U.S. there are 7.5 million cases and 211,917 deaths — the most of any country.
Arkansas has nearly 85,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases with 77,660 recoveries. there have been 1,337 confirmed deaths, according to the Arkansas Department of Health as of October 7th data.